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Woman sought after elderly woman assaulted

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Winnipeg police are seeking a female suspect in the mugging of a 78-year-old woman on Monday.

Police say the elderly woman was walking up the outdoor stairs of her apartment in the 400 block of William Avenue when she was confronted by another woman, then assaulted and robbed of her belongings. A passerby and area resident intervened, but not before the woman was injured and the suspect fled.

Police are seeking an aboriginal woman, early-to-mid-40’s, 5'4" and slim build.

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Updated on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 10:42 AM CDT: corrects typo in headline

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